Player discovers bug on new Overwatch map Busan - Dexerto

Player discovers bug on new Overwatch map Busan

Published: 19/Sep/2018 22:37 Updated: 19/Sep/2018 23:16

by Bill Cooney


Busan was only added to Overwatch on September 11 and a Reddit user has already found a spot on the Downtown map that doesn’t seem to be working as intended.

Reddit user sorsakasa discovered the issue while playing as Moira. While dueling an enemy Mei, he used Moira’s Biotic Orb only to see it fly off through the upper corner of a wall that seems like it should be solid.

The player was able to reproduce the bug and sends both healing and decay orbs flying through the corner like the wall isn’t even there.

It’s not known whether this phenomenon is because of Busan’s level design, or has something to do with Moira’s Orbs, as some users pointed out in the comments.

“I believe this bug is very common on all maps and modes with Moira, any hard angles + orb = clip through,” HammondioliNcheeze suggested.

Busan is Overwatch’s newest map and includes a ton of easter eggs players can discover and interact with, like singing karaoke with Reinhardt or playing the in-game version of Dance Dance Revolution.

This Moira bug was probably not intended as one of those easter eggs by developers, but if they do appear on more maps than just Busan, it seems like something players might have to get used to.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.